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Gardens & Arboretums

One of the gifts of Massachusetts’ English heritage is a rich tradition of gardening and horticulture.

Take a trip back in time when you visit the magnificent gardens and woodland trails of Long Hill, the Sedgwick Gardens, north of Boston. A century later, author Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and authority on architecture and design created magnificent formal gardens at her mansion, The Mount.

The greenhouse gardens of the Lyman Estate in the Greater Boston area will evoke the grandeur of a country estate. And the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Central Massachusetts is a living museum of plants featuring a Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Cottage Garden, Systematic Garden and in winter an Orangerie filled to capacity with fragrant, blooming plants.

Explore 15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, pond gardens, an arboretum, greenhouse gardens and an interpretive woodlands trail at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Western Massachusetts.

And make sure to visit the new Mass Botanic Gardens website.

Watch a video on Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

  • Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Bolyston

  • Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls

  • Pioneer Valley

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  • Great Cape Herb Farm

    Brewster

    Organic herb farm that features gardens and week walks to help you identify native medicinal plants. You may also bring... more

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  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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  • Green Hill Park

    Worcester

    Barnyard zoo, golf course, playground, and picnic area. more

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  • Hartman's Herb Farm

    Barre

    Hartman's is a beautiful 23 acre herb farm with whimsical flower gardens. Great for a country style wedding. Post & Beam dining... more

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  • Lynn Woods

    Lynn

    Hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, birdwatching, cross-country skiing; Rose Garden; maps available. more

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  • Mann House and Gardens

    Scituate

    1800's farm house with period antiques and lovely gardens. more

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  • Moraine Farm CSA

    Beverly

    When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Moraine Farm, he didn't plot out an adventure-based ropes course. Or make room for school... more

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  • Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Cambridge

    National historic landmark founded in 1831 as the first garden cemetery. Graves of architect Charles Bulfinch, artist Winslow Homer, authors Henry... more

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  • New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm

    Whately

    75-acre nursery set in the stunning Pioneer Valley. Retail nursery offers native plants, including hard to find woody species in... more

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  • Pittsfield Garden Tour

    Pittsfield

    A tour of the hidden gardens in Pittsfield MA held annually in July. more

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  • The Polly Hill Arboretum

    West Tisbury

    Horticultural and botanical landmark dedicated to cultivation and study of plants; wildflower-filled meadows, endangered plant species, year-round exhibits. more

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  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks located in the heart of Boston. The Greenway, a roof... more

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  • Skyfields Arboretum

    Athol

    The historic Willis farmstead at Skyfields, with its beautiful stone walls, is now the home of Mount Grace Land Conservation... more

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  • Spohr Gardens

    Falmouth

    Take a leisurely walk in this beautiful 6 acre garden located on Oyster Pond in Falmouth on Cape Cod. This magnificent... more

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  • Stevens-Coolidge Place

    North Andover

    The Stevens-Coolidge Place is a wonderful example of "the country place," when rural retreats were designed as places... more

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  • Wesport Town Farm

    Westport

    At Westport Town Farm, livestock again graze on open fields. An antique farmhouse, dairy barn, corn crib, and stone walls... more

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  • Worcester Cultural Coalition/WOO Card

    Worcester

    Worcester: Where will you WOO? Use the WOO Card to save at more than 60 Worcester area restaurants, museums, theaters, hotels... more

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